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Memoirs of the northern impostor; or prince of swindlers. Being a faithful narrative of the adventures and deceptions of James George Semple, commonly called Major Semple, alias Harrold, Maxwell, Grant, &c. &c. With an account of his devices at Lord Salisbury's, Sir Thomas Dundass's, Mr. Pitt's, the Marquis of Landsdown's, Baron Hompesch, Lord Suffield, Sir Sampson Gideon, Dr. Prettyman, &c. &c. Also the various inventions by which he obtained goods of different tradesmen; and the Names of the Persons who were the Objects of his Depredations. To which is annexed his trial and sentence.

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Northern hero.


London : printed for G. Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet-Street, [1786]

Physical description

159,[1]p. ; 8⁰.


The eighth edition, very much enlarged.

References note

ESTC T147014

Reproduction note

Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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